NOTE: This page is under construction as we move resources to this and related pages. For many more resources, please see the CCE Staff Page: Tools of the Trade: Diversity, Inclusion, & EPO.
While transgender identity is typically included under the umbrella of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender(LGBT) identities, the range of ways in which individuals identify relative to gender are not related to sexual orientation. The resources linked above provide an overview of this rapidly evolving dimension of diversity, while providing an in-depth outline of the most current LGBT terms and definitions.
Questions regarding the use of public restrooms by individuals who are transgender or gender non-conforming are becoming more and more common with our system. This FAQ provides answers to some of the most common questions about equal access to public restrooms. Associations interested in developing local policies and practices may review Model Restroom Access Policies for examples of language and policies.
Cornell Ally Support: The "A" in LGBTQA+ Community: Allies are heterosexual people who are supporters and defenders of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex+ community. Allies are a vital part of the community. If you are an ally, you are welcome to join in on any of the events and programs that we hold. Please drop by the LGBT Resource Center to see how you can get involved! There is no pressure to disclose your sexual orientation or gender identity unless you choose to do so.